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Wednesday, August 28
 

7:00pm CDT

Don't Let Go
CCBFF attendees will have the opportunity to see a sneak preview of the thriller before it hits movie theaters on August 30th. Don’t Let Go stars David Oyelowo (Selma) and Storm Reid (A Wrinkle in Time) and was directed by Jacob Estes (Mean Creek). In the film, detective Jack Radcliff (Oyelowo) gets a shocking phone call from his recently murdered niece Ashley (Reid). Working together across time, they race to solve her murder before it can happen.


Wednesday August 28, 2019 7:00pm - 8:30pm CDT
Alamo Drafthouse Cinema Mueller 1911 Aldrich St. #120, Austin, TX 78723
 
Thursday, August 29
 

6:30pm CDT

Kickoff Party - Purple Rain Screening Pre-Festival Party
CCBFF 2019 kicks off with a Pre-Event featuring a 35th Anniversary Screening of Purple Rain with Music & Networking! This is a FREE Event! Soul Popped Gourmet Popcorn available + Food and Drink Specials! Sounds by DJ Donte

FREE WITH RSVP


Thursday August 29, 2019 6:30pm - Friday August 30, 2019 1:00am CDT
Hanovers 2.0 16912 N. Interstate Hwy 35, Austin, TX 78728
 
Friday, August 30
 

4:00pm CDT

Filmmakers Welcome Reception (INVITE ONLY)
Welcome Reception - Filmmakers - Sponsors - Advertisers - VIPs - Special Guests - Hosted by Austin Film Commission and Texas Film Commission

Invite only. Names will be checked at door.

Friday August 30, 2019 4:00pm - 5:15pm CDT
Austin Visitor Center 602 E 4th Street, Austin, Texas 78701

4:00pm CDT

Registration and Badge Pick Up
Friday August 30, 2019 4:00pm - 8:00pm CDT
Austin Convention Center, Lobby of Ballrooms B&C 500 East Cesar Chavez Street, Austin, TX, USA

6:00pm CDT

Red Carpet
Media interviews and photo opportunities.

Friday August 30, 2019 6:00pm - 7:00pm CDT
Austin Convention Center, Lobby of Ballrooms B&C 500 East Cesar Chavez Street, Austin, TX, USA

6:00pm CDT

VIP Reception
Open to all guest. $10 admission. Drink tickets available for VIP guests.

Friday August 30, 2019 6:00pm - 7:00pm CDT
Austin Convention Center, Lobby of Ballrooms B&C 500 East Cesar Chavez Street, Austin, TX, USA

7:00pm CDT

Festival Opening Night
Festival Opening Night - Introduction and Harlem Lights Award Presentation

Speakers
WG

Winston G. Williams

Executive Director and CEO, Capital City Black Film Festival


Friday August 30, 2019 7:00pm - 7:30pm CDT
Austin Convention Center, Ballrooms B & C 500 E Cesar Chavez St, Austin, TX 78701

7:30pm CDT

Opening Night Screening - La Vie Magnifique de Charlie
After her sister Brandy’s untimely death, everyone is taken aback by Charlie’s unorthodox (and seemingly
chipper) approach to her grieving process. However, a note left behind by Brandy for Charlie leads her to discover many things about her sister and herself that she never knew.

Follow Charlie and her friends Kayla and Keturah as they go along for a wild, hilariously exhilarating and bittersweet ride – which will surely be the craziest day of Charlie’s life.

Kortnee Price as Charlie
Ashley S. Evans as Brandy
Nikki LaShae as Keturah aka "Panda Kitty"
Lailla Brookings as Kayla



Friday August 30, 2019 7:30pm - 9:00pm CDT
Austin Convention Center, Ballrooms B & C 500 E Cesar Chavez St, Austin, TX 78701

9:30pm CDT

La Vie Magnifique de Charlie Q&A
Director

Friday August 30, 2019 9:30pm - 10:15pm CDT
Austin Convention Center, Ballrooms B & C 500 E Cesar Chavez St, Austin, TX 78701
 
Saturday, August 31
 

9:00am CDT

Isabella
Based on true events, this short independent film, “Isabella” showcases the healing of a family after the sudden and emotional death of a family cat.

Writers
Producer
Director
MV

Manuel Vargas

I wanted to convey the story and feelings of the characters without the use of dialogue.


Saturday August 31, 2019 9:00am - 9:13am CDT
Austin Convention Center, Screen 2 (Meeting Room 4c) 500 E Cesar Chavez St., Austin, TX 78701

9:00am CDT

The New Mother
The New Mother is a 12 minute short experimental drama which explores the delicate paradigm shift between an aging mother and her adult daughter who becomes er caregiver. we explore the stages of grief/acceptance/understanding/and new beginnings in this suspenseful psychological silent film.

Writers
avatar for Eleva Singleton

Eleva Singleton

I am a independent writer/producer/director of an award winning short film looking to develop into a series. I believe in telling stories which have the ability to create universal connections through unlikely characters.

Producer
avatar for Eleva Singleton

Eleva Singleton

I am a independent writer/producer/director of an award winning short film looking to develop into a series. I believe in telling stories which have the ability to create universal connections through unlikely characters.

Director
avatar for Eleva Singleton

Eleva Singleton

I am a independent writer/producer/director of an award winning short film looking to develop into a series. I believe in telling stories which have the ability to create universal connections through unlikely characters.


Saturday August 31, 2019 9:00am - 9:18am CDT
Austin Convention Center, Screen 3 (Meeting Room 5a) 500 E Cesar Chavez St., Austin, TX 78701

9:00am CDT

Opus
Set in the buzzing city of Johannesburg, Opus follows a day in the life of Lebo, a young aspiring bassist living in the informal settlements. After losing his parents and inheriting the double bass instrument Bontle, Lebo has developed a symbiotic relationship with his Bontle and his music, which have made him an outsider in the community, but have become his anchor for getting him through his poverty-stricken life and the harsh city landscape.

Writers
KM

Kgosana Monchusi

Growing up I have always loved music, from an early age I can remember watching films and being moved to tears from the score. I knew very early on that I wanted to learn to play the piano and learn music. After enrolling into a music degree and learning how to read, write and play... Read More →

Producer
KM

Kgosana Monchusi

Growing up I have always loved music, from an early age I can remember watching films and being moved to tears from the score. I knew very early on that I wanted to learn to play the piano and learn music. After enrolling into a music degree and learning how to read, write and play... Read More →

Director
KM

Kgosana Monchusi

Growing up I have always loved music, from an early age I can remember watching films and being moved to tears from the score. I knew very early on that I wanted to learn to play the piano and learn music. After enrolling into a music degree and learning how to read, write and play... Read More →


Saturday August 31, 2019 9:00am - 9:23am CDT
Austin Convention Center, Screen 5 (Meeting Room 6b) 500 E Cesar Chavez St., Austin, TX 78701

9:00am CDT

Transition
Transition, executive produced and narrated by hip hop artist Stalley, is a documentary short film that captures the life of highly touted high school basketball prospect Matt Coleman and chronicles him as he moves on to his freshman year at a major university.


Saturday August 31, 2019 9:00am - 9:26am CDT
Austin Convention Center, Screen 4 (Meeting Room 5c) 500 E Cesar Chavez St., Austin, TX 78701

9:00am CDT

Friend Request
This is a film about the very hush-hush human trafficking industry. It will bring awareness to this multi-billion dollar scourge!

Writers
avatar for Kerry Ann Z. Frazier

Kerry Ann Z. Frazier

Director, KFRazier Drama LLC
My goal is to impact, influence and inspire our community using messages through film and stage. I want these messages to bring awareness and education to varied topics which challenge belief systems.

Producer
avatar for Kerry Ann Z. Frazier

Kerry Ann Z. Frazier

Director, KFRazier Drama LLC
My goal is to impact, influence and inspire our community using messages through film and stage. I want these messages to bring awareness and education to varied topics which challenge belief systems.

Director
avatar for Kerry Ann Z. Frazier

Kerry Ann Z. Frazier

Director, KFRazier Drama LLC
My goal is to impact, influence and inspire our community using messages through film and stage. I want these messages to bring awareness and education to varied topics which challenge belief systems.


Saturday August 31, 2019 9:00am - 10:06am CDT
Austin Convention Center, Screen 1 (Meeting Room 4a) 500 E Cesar Chavez St., Austin, TX 78701

9:13am CDT

The Final Exam
A young man is about to take the biggest exam of his life before a road block puts his life in jeopardy.

Writers
Producer
Director
avatar for Jason Bostic

Jason Bostic

short mind productions


Saturday August 31, 2019 9:13am - 9:27am CDT
Austin Convention Center, Screen 2 (Meeting Room 4c) 500 E Cesar Chavez St., Austin, TX 78701

9:18am CDT

Black Girl Poem
In 'Black Girl Poem,' black women take a surrealist approach in confronting the power dynamic of sexual harassment and catcalling within the African American community. The three women towering above the city act as a chorus, symbolizing a heightened representation of resistance and triumph over sexual objectification. While, the dancer journeys through a city much larger than her, struggling to find her ground with the men that she loves yet feels oppressed by at the same time. Through poetry, dance, and animation, these black girls explore self empowerment, community accountability, and choosing love above all.

Writers
DP

Daryl Paris Bright

At a very young age, I grasped that women who looked like me were hypersexualized. I watched music videos of women with bodies like mine, whose faces I don’t remember, but who were often referred to as “HOE” and “SEXY,” on a rhythmic beat. And I loved it. With... Read More →

Producer
DP

Daryl Paris Bright

At a very young age, I grasped that women who looked like me were hypersexualized. I watched music videos of women with bodies like mine, whose faces I don’t remember, but who were often referred to as “HOE” and “SEXY,” on a rhythmic beat. And I loved it. With... Read More →

Director
DP

Daryl Paris Bright

At a very young age, I grasped that women who looked like me were hypersexualized. I watched music videos of women with bodies like mine, whose faces I don’t remember, but who were often referred to as “HOE” and “SEXY,” on a rhythmic beat. And I loved it. With... Read More →


Saturday August 31, 2019 9:18am - 9:26am CDT
Austin Convention Center, Screen 3 (Meeting Room 5a) 500 E Cesar Chavez St., Austin, TX 78701

9:23am CDT

The Birth of Deceit
A peaceful town where all seems to be normal lies a dark cold secret that took the town by surprise as a couple befriended their neighbor/close friends, granddaughter for their own psychopathic needs. Which led to the main character, Ambar along with her friends fighting for their life.

Writers
Producer
Director

Saturday August 31, 2019 9:23am - 10:54am CDT
Austin Convention Center, Screen 5 (Meeting Room 6b) 500 E Cesar Chavez St., Austin, TX 78701

9:26am CDT

America:Back to The Wild, Wild West
"America Back to The Wild, Wild West" is a documentary about Gun violence in America. The film is addressed in five parts; Gun Violence, Open Carry, School Shootings, Second Amendment and Gun Control

Writers
Producer
avatar for Anthony D. Colby

Anthony D. Colby

Chm./CEO, Andeco Films
Director Anthony D. Colby believes that every female, parent and concerned citizen in America should view this documentary, "America: Back to The Wild, Wild West".

Director
avatar for Anthony D. Colby

Anthony D. Colby

Chm./CEO, Andeco Films
Director Anthony D. Colby believes that every female, parent and concerned citizen in America should view this documentary, "America: Back to The Wild, Wild West".


Saturday August 31, 2019 9:26am - 10:51am CDT
Austin Convention Center, Screen 3 (Meeting Room 5a) 500 E Cesar Chavez St., Austin, TX 78701

9:26am CDT

Lara and The Beat
Lara and the Beat is a coming of age movie about the young and beautiful Giwa sisters caught in the centre of a financial scandal with their late parents' Media Empire. The sisters are forced out of their privileged bubble, and must learn to build their own future - through music and enterprise - to salvage their family's past

Writers
Producer
TC

Tosin Coker

I decided to make Lara and the Beat because I saw the need in telling the story of the dreamer’s struggle highlighting the thematic values of finding courage through pain and loss to pursue dreams and passions. Nigeria is a third world country, which has been in a constant economic... Read More →

Director
TC

Tosin Coker

I decided to make Lara and the Beat because I saw the need in telling the story of the dreamer’s struggle highlighting the thematic values of finding courage through pain and loss to pursue dreams and passions. Nigeria is a third world country, which has been in a constant economic... Read More →


Saturday August 31, 2019 9:26am - 11:49am CDT
Austin Convention Center, Screen 4 (Meeting Room 5c) 500 E Cesar Chavez St., Austin, TX 78701

9:27am CDT

Nuke Smugglaz - "True School" (feat. DreamTek)
"True School" is a parody rap music video that explores the funny side of Trap Music and the culture associated with it.

Producer
Director
MJ

Michael Jaspan

The track is a four artist concept collaboration, flexing their skills whilst conveying the message that the new school trap rap scene is fake and heartless. This music video plays with this idea. It’s a simple paradoxical concept: A candy coloured world where the rappers make... Read More →


Saturday August 31, 2019 9:27am - 9:37am CDT
Austin Convention Center, Screen 2 (Meeting Room 4c) 500 E Cesar Chavez St., Austin, TX 78701

9:37am CDT

Pink Diamond
"Pink Diamond" follows the lives of a heist group who have a life long bond and history of stealing anything that could be a pay day. Their criminal history makes them the most wanted group in the city and they feel as they can't be touched. Until a new member is introduced, Obi Amara. A new job that could be their biggest pay day yet is brought to their attention and they are not passing up on this. The Pink Diamond is a job that will pay like no other, will they retrieve it or did they move too fast?

Writers
Producer
Director
avatar for Russell Reed

Russell Reed

Director/DP, Vilite Films
I am a Director/DP looking to dive deeper into more projects, opportunities and cinema as a whole.


Saturday August 31, 2019 9:37am - 10:04am CDT
Austin Convention Center, Screen 2 (Meeting Room 4c) 500 E Cesar Chavez St., Austin, TX 78701

10:04am CDT

Mommy Never Told Me
Tasneem Nathari (Narrator), also known as, 'Hoodrat Feminist', leads focused group discussions with black women and girls ranging from age (5-72) about how their social and/or sexual experiences have informed their emotional expectations and views on love.

Producer
Director
TN

Tasneem Nathari

Director
"I grew up in a home led by my mother, and I know I'm not alone. My parents got divorced when I was very young, but even before that, I never got to see my parents in a healthy relationship. My grandparents were married for fifty two years, but my grandfather died before I was born... Read More →


Saturday August 31, 2019 10:04am - 11:51am CDT
Austin Convention Center, Screen 2 (Meeting Room 4c) 500 E Cesar Chavez St., Austin, TX 78701

10:17am CDT

The Ladies of Oak Cliff
During the 1950s and 1960s in Dallas many black families moved to Dallas from rural cotton communities. Often times, the women of the families found jobs in "private home work" tending to the homes of some of Dallas' wealthier white citizens. In this documentary, two friends recall the times they worked in private home work, segregation and racism in Texas, and experiencing white flight in their Dallas neighborhood of Oak Cliff.

Producer
Director
EE

Elroy "EJ" Johnson

As a seedling birthed from the soil of inspirational Rhythm and Blues tunes, there is no wonder that music would claim an integral part of Roy H. Howard, Jr.’s life—music intertwines within his very DNA. From conception to birth, his parents’ prime occupation was travelling... Read More →


Saturday August 31, 2019 10:17am - 10:34am CDT
Austin Convention Center, Screen 1 (Meeting Room 4a) 500 E Cesar Chavez St., Austin, TX 78701

10:34am CDT

Part Of Me
An Award-Winning Drama that follows a small tight-knit family and how they regroup after a dramatic life-changing event.

Writers
avatar for Marcellus Cox

Marcellus Cox

info@alyssarachelle.com

Producer
Director
avatar for Marcellus Cox

Marcellus Cox

info@alyssarachelle.com


Saturday August 31, 2019 10:34am - 10:55am CDT
Austin Convention Center, Screen 1 (Meeting Room 4a) 500 E Cesar Chavez St., Austin, TX 78701

10:51am CDT

Black Austin
Black Austin follows two women, Maia and Camila, on one pursuit: to find out where the Black people on the bus are going. Reaching the end of the line, they find an exciting Black world in Austin. They find, however, that things aren't quite as they seem. WIP - Final sound mix/color to be completed August 2019.


Saturday August 31, 2019 10:51am - 11:05am CDT
Austin Convention Center, Screen 3 (Meeting Room 5a) 500 E Cesar Chavez St., Austin, TX 78701

10:54am CDT

Baby Nick
Baby Nick is a film about two amateur fighters both with their own reasons for fighting. One fighter, Sahar "Baby" Nickolas, goes through the sudden, accidental passing of his daughter through a drive-by shooting. While the other fighter, Kanu "Redman" Abel, is simultaneously dealing with his ill aunt who has been diagnosed with a potentially fatal disease. An aunt that took him in as a kid after the murder of his parents in his hood. Covered in other deep elements, this film will take you on the emotional path of the two fighters as they persevere. As products of their own environment, how will these fighters face life's adversities and tests?

Writers
avatar for Russell Reed

Russell Reed

Director/DP, Vilite Films
I am a Director/DP looking to dive deeper into more projects, opportunities and cinema as a whole.

Producer
avatar for Russell Reed

Russell Reed

Director/DP, Vilite Films
I am a Director/DP looking to dive deeper into more projects, opportunities and cinema as a whole.

Director
avatar for Russell Reed

Russell Reed

Director/DP, Vilite Films
I am a Director/DP looking to dive deeper into more projects, opportunities and cinema as a whole.


Saturday August 31, 2019 10:54am - 11:10am CDT
Austin Convention Center, Screen 5 (Meeting Room 6b) 500 E Cesar Chavez St., Austin, TX 78701

10:55am CDT

Catch A Girl
With his elementary understanding of courtship, 11-year old Darius meets up with friends that conspire to play a popular predator vs. prey childhood game, targeted to take advantage of girls.

Writers
LL

LeRon Lee

4553 Guadalupe

Producer
Director
LL

LeRon Lee

4553 Guadalupe


Saturday August 31, 2019 10:55am - 11:15am CDT
Austin Convention Center, Screen 1 (Meeting Room 4a) 500 E Cesar Chavez St., Austin, TX 78701

11:05am CDT

The Runaways
Abused and neglected, Kellee attempts to run away with her boyfriend James only to be chased and cornered by her abusive stepfather Dave. What follows is a series of events that leads to a violent confrontation with the abusive man who terrorizes her life.

Writers
DO

Dewey Ortiz Jr.

In writing and directing The Runaways, as well as my four-part docuseries Survivor Stories, I worked closely with advocates for domestic violence awareness who, once upon a time, were themselves, victims or abusers. I was inspired by their courage and their tireless mission to end... Read More →

Producer
Director
DO

Dewey Ortiz Jr.

In writing and directing The Runaways, as well as my four-part docuseries Survivor Stories, I worked closely with advocates for domestic violence awareness who, once upon a time, were themselves, victims or abusers. I was inspired by their courage and their tireless mission to end... Read More →


Saturday August 31, 2019 11:05am - 11:32am CDT
Austin Convention Center, Screen 3 (Meeting Room 5a) 500 E Cesar Chavez St., Austin, TX 78701

11:10am CDT

DARI JI MI (FORGIVE ME)
Mr. Bankole has taken the worst advice ever from his late wife’s sister, who advised himself to put a curse on his daughter in order to protect her from the alarming high rate of rape in the town. He succeeds in putting the curse on her and made his daughter Ireti promise him that she’ll keep herself till marriage. This takes a terrible turn when her boyfriend Peter dies suddenly after having sex with him for the first time.

Writers
ED

EAD (Donald A. Eferere)

I was in film school about to complete another semester. This was going to be my first Narrative film project. After going through the little notepad where I write all my film ideas. I knew that this story was the one, especially because it touched my roots very much. I never had... Read More →

Producer
Director
ED

EAD (Donald A. Eferere)

I was in film school about to complete another semester. This was going to be my first Narrative film project. After going through the little notepad where I write all my film ideas. I knew that this story was the one, especially because it touched my roots very much. I never had... Read More →


Saturday August 31, 2019 11:10am - 11:26am CDT
Austin Convention Center, Screen 5 (Meeting Room 6b) 500 E Cesar Chavez St., Austin, TX 78701

11:15am CDT

An Intimate Conversation with Sherri Shepherd
CCBFF ambassador Sherri Shepherd brings with her a wealth of experience in the entertainment industry. She is the ultimate hyphenate—successful actor-comedian-television host-producer-author-entrepreneur—making her undeniably one of entertainment’s most diversified and sought-after performers. Her upcoming movie Brian Banks is set to hit theaters on August 9, 2019 and has created a significant buzz. 
 
Shepherd’s growing list of film credits includes an acclaimed star turn in Abducted: The Carlina White Story (Lifetime), One for the Money co-starring with Katherine Heigl and Chris Rock’s controversial, Top Five, Precious, Woodlawn, Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa, and Ride Along 2 with supernova, Kevin Hart. Shepherd is most known for her role as co-host of The View during Seasons 11-17 where she helped earn the seminal talk show its only Daytime Emmy® for Outstanding Talk Show Host in 2009. 

Shepherd will have an intimate conversation with Zakiya Larry - discussing her career, life and how she has grown to stardom over the years.

Moderators
ZL

Zakiya Larry

Quest Media

Speakers

Saturday August 31, 2019 11:15am - 12:00pm CDT
Austin Convention Center, Ballrooms B & C 500 E Cesar Chavez St, Austin, TX 78701

11:15am CDT

CONFRA
In 1952, Wole Soyinka (Nobel Laureate), along with six other friends, started the Pyrates Confraternity at the University of Ibadan, Nigeria. The Supreme Eiye Confraternity began in 1963, and the Buccaneers Confraternity in 1972. Some other groups emerged later, and they all coexisted peacefully on the campuses.

However, in the 1980s, things changed. And ever since, it's been violence, bloodshed and death on the campuses. Students exchanged their pens and papers for guns and knives, and turned the Ivory Towers into slaughter slabs. To make matters worse, things have now spilled beyond the tertiary institutions into the streets, with gangs and miscreants claiming to belong to some of the old fraternities.

Confraternities have now turned into secret cults. How did this happen? Where and how did we go wrong? What is the way forward? CONFRA as a documentary, tends to address these issues by allowing some of the key players express their views.



Saturday August 31, 2019 11:15am - 1:04pm CDT
Austin Convention Center, Screen 1 (Meeting Room 4a) 500 E Cesar Chavez St., Austin, TX 78701

11:26am CDT

Sisters
A woman is faced with her worst fear upon learning that her younger sister is in an abusive relationship. In order to keep history from repeating itself, she'll have to reveal one of her deepest secrets.

Writers
EH

Edrei Hutson

My aunt recently opened up to me about why she ended her marriage of 33 years. I was shocked as I listened to her speak about the man that I grew up calling my uncle. She spoke of how belittling and demeaning he was. She talked about the verbal and physical abuse. It wasn’t until... Read More →

Producer
EH

Edrei Hutson

My aunt recently opened up to me about why she ended her marriage of 33 years. I was shocked as I listened to her speak about the man that I grew up calling my uncle. She spoke of how belittling and demeaning he was. She talked about the verbal and physical abuse. It wasn’t until... Read More →

Director
EH

Edrei Hutson

My aunt recently opened up to me about why she ended her marriage of 33 years. I was shocked as I listened to her speak about the man that I grew up calling my uncle. She spoke of how belittling and demeaning he was. She talked about the verbal and physical abuse. It wasn’t until... Read More →


Saturday August 31, 2019 11:26am - 11:45am CDT
Austin Convention Center, Screen 5 (Meeting Room 6b) 500 E Cesar Chavez St., Austin, TX 78701

11:32am CDT

OLE B.R.Y.C.E
Plot summary/synopsis: In 1968 on the heels of the historic Tuskegee Syphilis Study, two white doctors, Bryce and Feldman launched a secret experiment to find a cure for white mental illness. However, tired of using rats as test subjects they decided to use Negro men instead. The premise was to see if negro's (who's brains were thought to be smaller than whites) had the same mental illness trait of whites. In order to find out they needed to perform labotomies on their subjects. The story is told from the point of view of Malcolm Wyatt, who's family had first hand knowledge of what was going on at Ole B.R.Y.C.E, as his brother Martin was one of the casualties of this shocking human experiment. It's not known whether or not this experiment was ordered by the federal government like the Tuskegee Experiment, or if the doctors took matters into their own hands. Whatever the case, the lives of Malcolm Wyatt and scores of other negros were forever changed.

Writers
Producer
Director

Saturday August 31, 2019 11:32am - 12:53pm CDT
Austin Convention Center, Screen 3 (Meeting Room 5a) 500 E Cesar Chavez St., Austin, TX 78701

11:49am CDT

My lady of the Camellia
Patrice, a black actor, into his forties, powdered and dressed as a 19th century courtesan comes to the audition organized by the powerful casting director Selenna Meyer. Assisted by Betty, she is looking for the main female role of the new cinematographic adaptation of Camille the lady of the camelias". Among the young and pretty contenders, Patrice will have a hard time "legitimizing" his presence.


Saturday August 31, 2019 11:49am - 12:09pm CDT
Austin Convention Center, Screen 4 (Meeting Room 5c) 500 E Cesar Chavez St., Austin, TX 78701

11:51am CDT

Beneath the Scar
Author, long-time educator, motivational speaker, Dr. Shelia Samone' Brown's book, Beneath the Scar: Rise to Healing, has been adapted as a screenplay, by Director Cynthia Reid Wills. Beneath the Scar: The Movie reveals the story of SAMANTHA NICOLE ALLEN (Nykol Harris), the beautiful Mississippi debutante and member of one of the town's most prominent families. SAMANTHA finds herself entangled in a trap of abuse at the hands of her college boyfriend, STEPHEN GRAY (Rocco C. Hill). In the midst of her own trials, SAMANTHA is awakened by the despair, tragedies, strength and resilience of others who endured abuse.

Writers
CR

Cynthia Reid Wills

I was born 11 days after the May 17, 1954, U.S. Supreme Court ruling that said school segregation was unconstitutional, Wills said. "Public integration of schools, water fountains and such is only about as old as I am."

Producer
Director
CR

Cynthia Reid Wills

I was born 11 days after the May 17, 1954, U.S. Supreme Court ruling that said school segregation was unconstitutional, Wills said. "Public integration of schools, water fountains and such is only about as old as I am."


Saturday August 31, 2019 11:51am - 1:06pm CDT
Austin Convention Center, Screen 2 (Meeting Room 4c) 500 E Cesar Chavez St., Austin, TX 78701

11:56am CDT

GOYAVE
Gregory is a 40-year-old béké, a European white descendant of colonists, lives with his dad Bernard, who is sick. As a béké among black people, Grégory tries to find his place in society in the island of Martinique (French Caribbean), when suddenly a general strike starts in February 2009.



Saturday August 31, 2019 11:56am - 12:28pm CDT
Austin Convention Center, Screen 5 (Meeting Room 6b) 500 E Cesar Chavez St., Austin, TX 78701

12:09pm CDT

Living
Cancer patient decides to quit chemo and he deals with the consequences of his closest relationships.


Saturday August 31, 2019 12:09pm - 12:29pm CDT
Austin Convention Center, Screen 4 (Meeting Room 5c) 500 E Cesar Chavez St., Austin, TX 78701

12:29pm CDT

Confessions
CONFESSIONS is a drama love story, where a Priest falls in love with one of his penitents during confessions. He struggles with the concept of revealing his feelings. Eventually, the Priest gets the nerves to express his love to the woman who has been confessing her deepest and darkest secrets. Surprisingly, her reaction is daunting to him, resulting in the fate of his life to be altered forever.

Writers
avatar for TerrieLynn Sailes

TerrieLynn Sailes

Writer/Driector/Producer, ChainsProduction

Producer
avatar for TerrieLynn Sailes

TerrieLynn Sailes

Writer/Driector/Producer, ChainsProduction

Director
avatar for TerrieLynn Sailes

TerrieLynn Sailes

Writer/Driector/Producer, ChainsProduction


Saturday August 31, 2019 12:29pm - 12:51pm CDT
Austin Convention Center, Screen 4 (Meeting Room 5c) 500 E Cesar Chavez St., Austin, TX 78701

12:30pm CDT

Emanuel Screening
From Executive Producers STEPHEN CURRY and VIOLA DAVIS, CCBFF will host a Special Screening of EMMANUEL on Saturday, August 31 followed by a Q&A with Julius Tennon, President of Development and Production for Juvee Productions.

National headlines blazed the story: Churchgoers Gunned Down During Prayer Service in Charleston, South Carolina. After a 21-year-old white supremacist opened fire in the church, nine African Americans lay dead—leaving their families and the nation to grapple with this senseless act of terror.

Speakers
avatar for Julius Tennon

Julius Tennon

JuVee Productions
Julius Tennon was born on December 24, 1953 in Travis County, Texas, USA as Julius William Tennon. He is an actor and producer, known for Dazed and Confused (1993), Small Soldiers (1998) and Faster (2010). He has been married to Viola Davis since June 23, 2003. They have one child. He was previously married to Christine Dejohnna White and Sheryl Lynn Arnold... Read More →



Saturday August 31, 2019 12:30pm - 1:45pm CDT
Austin Convention Center, Ballrooms B & C 500 E Cesar Chavez St, Austin, TX 78701

12:51pm CDT

Lost Time
A mysterious man heads into a bar for a drink to celebrate his daughters birthday.

Writers
Producer
Director

Saturday August 31, 2019 12:51pm - 1:07pm CDT
Austin Convention Center, Screen 4 (Meeting Room 5c) 500 E Cesar Chavez St., Austin, TX 78701

1:45pm CDT

Emanuel Talkback with Julius Tennon
Discussion of the film Emanuel with Julius Tennon.

Moderators
avatar for Desirae Jones

Desirae Jones

Desirae Jones Co.

Speakers
avatar for Julius Tennon

Julius Tennon

JuVee Productions
Julius Tennon was born on December 24, 1953 in Travis County, Texas, USA as Julius William Tennon. He is an actor and producer, known for Dazed and Confused (1993), Small Soldiers (1998) and Faster (2010). He has been married to Viola Davis since June 23, 2003. They have one child. He was previously married to Christine Dejohnna White and Sheryl Lynn Arnold... Read More →


Saturday August 31, 2019 1:45pm - 2:45pm CDT
Austin Convention Center, Ballrooms B & C 500 E Cesar Chavez St, Austin, TX 78701

3:00pm CDT

Isabella
Based on true events, this short independent film, “Isabella” showcases the healing of a family after the sudden and emotional death of a family cat.

Writers
Producer
Director
MV

Manuel Vargas

I wanted to convey the story and feelings of the characters without the use of dialogue.


Saturday August 31, 2019 3:00pm - 3:13pm CDT
Austin Convention Center, Screen 2 (Meeting Room 4c) 500 E Cesar Chavez St., Austin, TX 78701

3:00pm CDT

The New Mother
The New Mother is a 12 minute short experimental drama which explores the delicate paradigm shift between an aging mother and her adult daughter who becomes er caregiver. we explore the stages of grief/acceptance/understanding/and new beginnings in this suspenseful psychological silent film.

Writers
avatar for Eleva Singleton

Eleva Singleton

I am a independent writer/producer/director of an award winning short film looking to develop into a series. I believe in telling stories which have the ability to create universal connections through unlikely characters.

Producer
avatar for Eleva Singleton

Eleva Singleton

I am a independent writer/producer/director of an award winning short film looking to develop into a series. I believe in telling stories which have the ability to create universal connections through unlikely characters.

Director
avatar for Eleva Singleton

Eleva Singleton

I am a independent writer/producer/director of an award winning short film looking to develop into a series. I believe in telling stories which have the ability to create universal connections through unlikely characters.


Saturday August 31, 2019 3:00pm - 3:18pm CDT
Austin Convention Center, Screen 3 (Meeting Room 5a) 500 E Cesar Chavez St., Austin, TX 78701

3:00pm CDT

Opus
Set in the buzzing city of Johannesburg, Opus follows a day in the life of Lebo, a young aspiring bassist living in the informal settlements. After losing his parents and inheriting the double bass instrument Bontle, Lebo has developed a symbiotic relationship with his Bontle and his music, which have made him an outsider in the community, but have become his anchor for getting him through his poverty-stricken life and the harsh city landscape.

Writers
KM

Kgosana Monchusi

Growing up I have always loved music, from an early age I can remember watching films and being moved to tears from the score. I knew very early on that I wanted to learn to play the piano and learn music. After enrolling into a music degree and learning how to read, write and play... Read More →

Producer
KM

Kgosana Monchusi

Growing up I have always loved music, from an early age I can remember watching films and being moved to tears from the score. I knew very early on that I wanted to learn to play the piano and learn music. After enrolling into a music degree and learning how to read, write and play... Read More →

Director
KM

Kgosana Monchusi

Growing up I have always loved music, from an early age I can remember watching films and being moved to tears from the score. I knew very early on that I wanted to learn to play the piano and learn music. After enrolling into a music degree and learning how to read, write and play... Read More →


Saturday August 31, 2019 3:00pm - 3:23pm CDT
Austin Convention Center, Screen 5 (Meeting Room 6b) 500 E Cesar Chavez St., Austin, TX 78701

3:00pm CDT

Transition
Transition, executive produced and narrated by hip hop artist Stalley, is a documentary short film that captures the life of highly touted high school basketball prospect Matt Coleman and chronicles him as he moves on to his freshman year at a major university.


Saturday August 31, 2019 3:00pm - 3:26pm CDT
Austin Convention Center, Screen 4 (Meeting Room 5c) 500 E Cesar Chavez St., Austin, TX 78701

3:00pm CDT

Illegal Rose Screening + The Power of Film to Impact Change
CCBFF Harlem Lights Honoree and Filmmaker Deborah Riley Draper showcases new short Illegal Rose. Draper will be joined by Royce Brooks Annie’s List, a statewide political organization that works to elect progressive women to office in Texas, to discuss the intersection of film and politics and the importance of using the art of film to influence change.

$15 individual tickets available at the door.

Moderators
ZL

Zakiya Larry

Quest Media

Speakers
avatar for Deborah Riley Draper

Deborah Riley Draper

Coffee Bluff Pictures
Deborah Riley Draper is a compelling and award-winning filmmaker and advertising agency executive. Draper’s next project is Coffee Will Make You Black. Draper penned the screenplay adaptation of April Sinclair’s seminal novel about an African-American girl growing up in 1960’s... Read More →
avatar for Royce Brooks

Royce Brooks

Annie's List



Saturday August 31, 2019 3:00pm - 4:00pm CDT
Austin Convention Center, Ballrooms B & C 500 E Cesar Chavez St, Austin, TX 78701

3:00pm CDT

Friend Request
This is a film about the very hush-hush human trafficking industry. It will bring awareness to this multi-billion dollar scourge!

Writers
avatar for Kerry Ann Z. Frazier

Kerry Ann Z. Frazier

Director, KFRazier Drama LLC
My goal is to impact, influence and inspire our community using messages through film and stage. I want these messages to bring awareness and education to varied topics which challenge belief systems.

Producer
avatar for Kerry Ann Z. Frazier

Kerry Ann Z. Frazier

Director, KFRazier Drama LLC
My goal is to impact, influence and inspire our community using messages through film and stage. I want these messages to bring awareness and education to varied topics which challenge belief systems.

Director
avatar for Kerry Ann Z. Frazier

Kerry Ann Z. Frazier

Director, KFRazier Drama LLC
My goal is to impact, influence and inspire our community using messages through film and stage. I want these messages to bring awareness and education to varied topics which challenge belief systems.


Saturday August 31, 2019 3:00pm - 4:06pm CDT
Austin Convention Center, Screen 1 (Meeting Room 4a) 500 E Cesar Chavez St., Austin, TX 78701

3:13pm CDT

The Final Exam
A young man is about to take the biggest exam of his life before a road block puts his life in jeopardy.

Writers
Producer
Director
avatar for Jason Bostic

Jason Bostic

short mind productions


Saturday August 31, 2019 3:13pm - 3:27pm CDT
Austin Convention Center, Screen 2 (Meeting Room 4c) 500 E Cesar Chavez St., Austin, TX 78701

3:18pm CDT

Black Girl Poem
In 'Black Girl Poem,' black women take a surrealist approach in confronting the power dynamic of sexual harassment and catcalling within the African American community. The three women towering above the city act as a chorus, symbolizing a heightened representation of resistance and triumph over sexual objectification. While, the dancer journeys through a city much larger than her, struggling to find her ground with the men that she loves yet feels oppressed by at the same time. Through poetry, dance, and animation, these black girls explore self empowerment, community accountability, and choosing love above all.

Writers
DP

Daryl Paris Bright

At a very young age, I grasped that women who looked like me were hypersexualized. I watched music videos of women with bodies like mine, whose faces I don’t remember, but who were often referred to as “HOE” and “SEXY,” on a rhythmic beat. And I loved it. With... Read More →

Producer
DP

Daryl Paris Bright

At a very young age, I grasped that women who looked like me were hypersexualized. I watched music videos of women with bodies like mine, whose faces I don’t remember, but who were often referred to as “HOE” and “SEXY,” on a rhythmic beat. And I loved it. With... Read More →

Director
DP

Daryl Paris Bright

At a very young age, I grasped that women who looked like me were hypersexualized. I watched music videos of women with bodies like mine, whose faces I don’t remember, but who were often referred to as “HOE” and “SEXY,” on a rhythmic beat. And I loved it. With... Read More →


Saturday August 31, 2019 3:18pm - 3:26pm CDT
Austin Convention Center, Screen 3 (Meeting Room 5a) 500 E Cesar Chavez St., Austin, TX 78701

3:23pm CDT

The Birth of Deceit
A peaceful town where all seems to be normal lies a dark cold secret that took the town by surprise as a couple befriended their neighbor/close friends, granddaughter for their own psychopathic needs. Which led to the main character, Ambar along with her friends fighting for their life.

Writers
Producer
Director

Saturday August 31, 2019 3:23pm - 4:54pm CDT
Austin Convention Center, Screen 5 (Meeting Room 6b) 500 E Cesar Chavez St., Austin, TX 78701

3:26pm CDT

Lara and The Beat
Lara and the Beat is a coming of age movie about the young and beautiful Giwa sisters caught in the centre of a financial scandal with their late parents' Media Empire. The sisters are forced out of their privileged bubble, and must learn to build their own future - through music and enterprise - to salvage their family's past

Writers
Producer
TC

Tosin Coker

I decided to make Lara and the Beat because I saw the need in telling the story of the dreamer’s struggle highlighting the thematic values of finding courage through pain and loss to pursue dreams and passions. Nigeria is a third world country, which has been in a constant economic... Read More →

Director
TC

Tosin Coker

I decided to make Lara and the Beat because I saw the need in telling the story of the dreamer’s struggle highlighting the thematic values of finding courage through pain and loss to pursue dreams and passions. Nigeria is a third world country, which has been in a constant economic... Read More →


Saturday August 31, 2019 3:26pm - 3:49pm CDT
Austin Convention Center, Screen 4 (Meeting Room 5c) 500 E Cesar Chavez St., Austin, TX 78701

3:26pm CDT

America:Back to The Wild, Wild West
"America Back to The Wild, Wild West" is a documentary about Gun violence in America. The film is addressed in five parts; Gun Violence, Open Carry, School Shootings, Second Amendment and Gun Control

Writers
Producer
avatar for Anthony D. Colby

Anthony D. Colby

Chm./CEO, Andeco Films
Director Anthony D. Colby believes that every female, parent and concerned citizen in America should view this documentary, "America: Back to The Wild, Wild West".

Director
avatar for Anthony D. Colby

Anthony D. Colby

Chm./CEO, Andeco Films
Director Anthony D. Colby believes that every female, parent and concerned citizen in America should view this documentary, "America: Back to The Wild, Wild West".


Saturday August 31, 2019 3:26pm - 4:51pm CDT
Austin Convention Center, Screen 3 (Meeting Room 5a) 500 E Cesar Chavez St., Austin, TX 78701

3:27pm CDT

Nuke Smugglaz - "True School" (feat. DreamTek)
"True School" is a parody rap music video that explores the funny side of Trap Music and the culture associated with it.

Producer
Director
MJ

Michael Jaspan

The track is a four artist concept collaboration, flexing their skills whilst conveying the message that the new school trap rap scene is fake and heartless. This music video plays with this idea. It’s a simple paradoxical concept: A candy coloured world where the rappers make... Read More →


Saturday August 31, 2019 3:27pm - 3:37pm CDT
Austin Convention Center, Screen 2 (Meeting Room 4c) 500 E Cesar Chavez St., Austin, TX 78701

3:37pm CDT

Pink Diamond
"Pink Diamond" follows the lives of a heist group who have a life long bond and history of stealing anything that could be a pay day. Their criminal history makes them the most wanted group in the city and they feel as they can't be touched. Until a new member is introduced, Obi Amara. A new job that could be their biggest pay day yet is brought to their attention and they are not passing up on this. The Pink Diamond is a job that will pay like no other, will they retrieve it or did they move too fast?

Writers
Producer
Director
avatar for Russell Reed

Russell Reed

Director/DP, Vilite Films
I am a Director/DP looking to dive deeper into more projects, opportunities and cinema as a whole.


Saturday August 31, 2019 3:37pm - 4:04pm CDT
Austin Convention Center, Screen 2 (Meeting Room 4c) 500 E Cesar Chavez St., Austin, TX 78701

3:49pm CDT

My lady of the Camellia
Patrice, a black actor, into his forties, powdered and dressed as a 19th century courtesan comes to the audition organized by the powerful casting director Selenna Meyer. Assisted by Betty, she is looking for the main female role of the new cinematographic adaptation of Camille the lady of the camelias. Among the young and pretty contenders, Patrice will have a hard time "legitimizing" his presence.


Saturday August 31, 2019 3:49pm - 4:09pm CDT
Austin Convention Center, Screen 4 (Meeting Room 5c) 500 E Cesar Chavez St., Austin, TX 78701

4:04pm CDT

Mommy Never Told Me
Tasneem Nathari (Narrator), also known as, 'Hoodrat Feminist', leads focused group discussions with black women and girls ranging from age (5-72) about how their social and/or sexual experiences have informed their emotional expectations and views on love.

Producer
Director
TN

Tasneem Nathari

Director
"I grew up in a home led by my mother, and I know I'm not alone. My parents got divorced when I was very young, but even before that, I never got to see my parents in a healthy relationship. My grandparents were married for fifty two years, but my grandfather died before I was born... Read More →


Saturday August 31, 2019 4:04pm - 5:51pm CDT
Austin Convention Center, Screen 2 (Meeting Room 4c) 500 E Cesar Chavez St., Austin, TX 78701

4:06pm CDT

Malice
An innocent 13 year old black teenager is charged with manslaughter for the death of his older brother.

Writers
avatar for Elias Moreno

Elias Moreno

214-458-7055 Eliasmoreno21st@outlook.com

Producer
Director
avatar for Elias Moreno

Elias Moreno

214-458-7055 Eliasmoreno21st@outlook.com


Saturday August 31, 2019 4:06pm - 4:17pm CDT
Austin Convention Center, Screen 1 (Meeting Room 4a) 500 E Cesar Chavez St., Austin, TX 78701

4:09pm CDT

Living
Cancer patient decides to quit chemo and he deals with the consequences of his closest relationships.


Saturday August 31, 2019 4:09pm - 4:29pm CDT
Austin Convention Center, Screen 4 (Meeting Room 5c) 500 E Cesar Chavez St., Austin, TX 78701

4:15pm CDT

Getting to the Green Light - Pathways to breaking into Hollywood and Filling the Diversity Gap
Diversity is the buzzword circulating through Hollywood, however the path to leveling the playing field is an arduous road. This panel will offer insights to aspiring and up-and-coming filmmakers on overcoming adversity, cutting through the clutter and discovering the path to getting your film noticed.



Moderators
avatar for Desirae Jones

Desirae Jones

Desirae Jones Co.

Speakers
avatar for Liliana Granados

Liliana Granados

Director of Development, JuVee Productions
avatar for Elon Washington

Elon Washington

Development Manager, Monkeypaw Productions and Founder, Black Film Allegiance
avatar for Shayla Cowan

Shayla Cowan

Chief of Staff, Will Packer Productions and Will Packer Media



Saturday August 31, 2019 4:15pm - 5:15pm CDT
Austin Convention Center, Ballrooms B & C 500 E Cesar Chavez St, Austin, TX 78701

4:17pm CDT

The Ladies of Oak Cliff
During the 1950s and 1960s in Dallas many black families moved to Dallas from rural cotton communities. Often times, the women of the families found jobs in "private home work" tending to the homes of some of Dallas' wealthier white citizens. In this documentary, two friends recall the times they worked in private home work, segregation and racism in Texas, and experiencing white flight in their Dallas neighborhood of Oak Cliff.

Producer
Director
EE

Elroy "EJ" Johnson

As a seedling birthed from the soil of inspirational Rhythm and Blues tunes, there is no wonder that music would claim an integral part of Roy H. Howard, Jr.’s life—music intertwines within his very DNA. From conception to birth, his parents’ prime occupation was travelling... Read More →


Saturday August 31, 2019 4:17pm - 4:34pm CDT
Austin Convention Center, Screen 1 (Meeting Room 4a) 500 E Cesar Chavez St., Austin, TX 78701

4:29pm CDT

Confessions
CONFESSIONS is a drama love story, where a Priest falls in love with one of his penitents during confessions. He struggles with the concept of revealing his feelings. Eventually, the Priest, gets the nerves to express his love to the woman, who has been confessing her deepest and darkest secrets to him. Surprisingly, her reaction is daunting to him, resulting in the fate of his life to be altered forever.

Writers
avatar for TerrieLynn Sailes

TerrieLynn Sailes

Writer/Driector/Producer, ChainsProduction

Producer
avatar for TerrieLynn Sailes

TerrieLynn Sailes

Writer/Driector/Producer, ChainsProduction

Director
avatar for TerrieLynn Sailes

TerrieLynn Sailes

Writer/Driector/Producer, ChainsProduction


Saturday August 31, 2019 4:29pm - 4:51pm CDT
Austin Convention Center, Screen 4 (Meeting Room 5c) 500 E Cesar Chavez St., Austin, TX 78701

4:34pm CDT

Part Of Me
An Award-Winning Drama that follows a small tight-knit family and how they regroup after a dramatic life-changing event.

Writers
avatar for Marcellus Cox

Marcellus Cox

info@alyssarachelle.com

Producer
Director
avatar for Marcellus Cox

Marcellus Cox

info@alyssarachelle.com


Saturday August 31, 2019 4:34pm - 4:55pm CDT
Austin Convention Center, Screen 1 (Meeting Room 4a) 500 E Cesar Chavez St., Austin, TX 78701

4:51pm CDT

Black Austin
Black Austin follows two women, Maia and Camila, on one pursuit: to find out where the Black people on the bus are going. Reaching the end of the line, they find an exciting Black world in Austin. They find, however, that things aren't quite as they seem. WIP - Final sound mix/color to be completed August 2019.


Saturday August 31, 2019 4:51pm - 5:05pm CDT
Austin Convention Center, Screen 3 (Meeting Room 5a) 500 E Cesar Chavez St., Austin, TX 78701

4:51pm CDT

Lost Time
A mysterious man heads into a bar for a drink to celebrate his daughters birthday.

Writers
Producer
Director

Saturday August 31, 2019 4:51pm - 5:07pm CDT
Austin Convention Center, Screen 4 (Meeting Room 5c) 500 E Cesar Chavez St., Austin, TX 78701

4:54pm CDT

Baby Nick
Baby Nick is a film about two amateur fighters both with their own reasons for fighting. One fighter, Sahar "Baby" Nickolas, goes through the sudden, accidental passing of his daughter through a drive-by shooting. While the other fighter, Kanu "Redman" Abel, is simultaneously dealing with his ill aunt who has been diagnosed with a potentially fatal disease. An aunt that took him in as a kid after the murder of his parents in his hood. Covered in other deep elements, this film will take you on the emotional path of the two fighters as they persevere. As products of their own environment, how will these fighters face life's adversities and tests?

Writers
avatar for Russell Reed

Russell Reed

Director/DP, Vilite Films
I am a Director/DP looking to dive deeper into more projects, opportunities and cinema as a whole.

Producer
avatar for Russell Reed

Russell Reed

Director/DP, Vilite Films
I am a Director/DP looking to dive deeper into more projects, opportunities and cinema as a whole.

Director
avatar for Russell Reed

Russell Reed

Director/DP, Vilite Films
I am a Director/DP looking to dive deeper into more projects, opportunities and cinema as a whole.


Saturday August 31, 2019 4:54pm - 5:10pm CDT
Austin Convention Center, Screen 5 (Meeting Room 6b) 500 E Cesar Chavez St., Austin, TX 78701

4:55pm CDT

Catch A Girl
With his elementary understanding of courtship, 11-year old Darius meets up with friends that conspire to play a popular predator vs. prey childhood game, targeted to take advantage of girls.

Writers
LL

LeRon Lee

4553 Guadalupe

Producer
Director
LL

LeRon Lee

4553 Guadalupe


Saturday August 31, 2019 4:55pm - 5:15pm CDT
Austin Convention Center, Screen 1 (Meeting Room 4a) 500 E Cesar Chavez St., Austin, TX 78701

5:05pm CDT

The Runaways
Abused and neglected, Kellee attempts to run away with her boyfriend James only to be chased and cornered by her abusive stepfather Dave. What follows is a series of events that leads to a violent confrontation with the abusive man who terrorizes her life.

Writers
DO

Dewey Ortiz Jr.

In writing and directing The Runaways, as well as my four-part docuseries Survivor Stories, I worked closely with advocates for domestic violence awareness who, once upon a time, were themselves, victims or abusers. I was inspired by their courage and their tireless mission to end... Read More →

Producer
Director
DO

Dewey Ortiz Jr.

In writing and directing The Runaways, as well as my four-part docuseries Survivor Stories, I worked closely with advocates for domestic violence awareness who, once upon a time, were themselves, victims or abusers. I was inspired by their courage and their tireless mission to end... Read More →


Saturday August 31, 2019 5:05pm - 5:32pm CDT
Austin Convention Center, Screen 3 (Meeting Room 5a) 500 E Cesar Chavez St., Austin, TX 78701

5:10pm CDT

DARI JI MI (FORGIVE ME)
Mr. Bankole has taken the worst advice ever from his late wife’s sister, who advised himself to put a curse on his daughter in order to protect her from the alarming high rate of rape in the town. He succeeds in putting the curse on her and made his daughter Ireti promise him that she’ll keep herself till marriage. This takes a terrible turn when her boyfriend Peter dies suddenly after having sex with him for the first time.

Writers
ED

EAD (Donald A. Eferere)

I was in film school about to complete another semester. This was going to be my first Narrative film project. After going through the little notepad where I write all my film ideas. I knew that this story was the one, especially because it touched my roots very much. I never had... Read More →

Producer
Director
ED

EAD (Donald A. Eferere)

I was in film school about to complete another semester. This was going to be my first Narrative film project. After going through the little notepad where I write all my film ideas. I knew that this story was the one, especially because it touched my roots very much. I never had... Read More →


Saturday August 31, 2019 5:10pm - 5:26pm CDT
Austin Convention Center, Screen 5 (Meeting Room 6b) 500 E Cesar Chavez St., Austin, TX 78701

5:15pm CDT

CONFRA
In 1952, Wole Soyinka (Nobel Laureate), along with six other friends, started the Pyrates Confraternity at the University of Ibadan, Nigeria. The Supreme Eiye Confraternity began in 1963, and the Buccaneers Confraternity in 1972. Some other groups emerged later, and they all coexisted peacefully on the campuses.

However, in the 1980s, things changed. And ever since, it's been violence, bloodshed and death on the campuses. Students exchanged their pens and papers for guns and knives, and turned the Ivory Towers into slaughter slabs. To make matters worse, things have now spilled beyond the tertiary institutions into the streets, with gangs and miscreants claiming to belong to some of the old fraternities.

Confraternities have now turned into secret cults. How did this happen? Where and how did we go wrong? What is the way forward? CONFRA as a documentary, tends to address these issues by allowing some of the key players express their views.



Saturday August 31, 2019 5:15pm - 6:04pm CDT
Austin Convention Center, Screen 1 (Meeting Room 4a) 500 E Cesar Chavez St., Austin, TX 78701

5:26pm CDT

Sisters
A woman is faced with her worst fear upon learning that her younger sister is in an abusive relationship. In order to keep history from repeating itself, she'll have to reveal one of her deepest secrets.

Writers
EH

Edrei Hutson

My aunt recently opened up to me about why she ended her marriage of 33 years. I was shocked as I listened to her speak about the man that I grew up calling my uncle. She spoke of how belittling and demeaning he was. She talked about the verbal and physical abuse. It wasn’t until... Read More →

Producer
EH

Edrei Hutson

My aunt recently opened up to me about why she ended her marriage of 33 years. I was shocked as I listened to her speak about the man that I grew up calling my uncle. She spoke of how belittling and demeaning he was. She talked about the verbal and physical abuse. It wasn’t until... Read More →

Director
EH

Edrei Hutson

My aunt recently opened up to me about why she ended her marriage of 33 years. I was shocked as I listened to her speak about the man that I grew up calling my uncle. She spoke of how belittling and demeaning he was. She talked about the verbal and physical abuse. It wasn’t until... Read More →


Saturday August 31, 2019 5:26pm - 5:45pm CDT
Austin Convention Center, Screen 5 (Meeting Room 6b) 500 E Cesar Chavez St., Austin, TX 78701

5:32pm CDT

OLE B.R.Y.C.E
Plot summary/synopsis: In 1968 on the heels of the historic Tuskegee Syphilis Study, two white doctors, Bryce and Feldman launched a secret experiment to find a cure for white mental illness. However, tired of using rats as test subjects they decided to use Negro men instead. The premise was to see if negro's (who's brains were thought to be smaller than whites) had the same mental illness trait of whites. In order to find out they needed to perform labotomies on their subjects. The story is told from the point of view of Malcolm Wyatt, who's family had first hand knowledge of what was going on at Ole B.R.Y.C.E, as his brother Martin was one of the casualties of this shocking human experiment. It's not known whether or not this experiment was ordered by the federal government like the Tuskegee Experiment, or if the doctors took matters into their own hands. Whatever the case, the lives of Malcolm Wyatt and scores of other negros were forever changed.

Writers
Producer
Director

Saturday August 31, 2019 5:32pm - 6:32pm CDT
Austin Convention Center, Screen 3 (Meeting Room 5a) 500 E Cesar Chavez St., Austin, TX 78701

5:45pm CDT

Malice
An innocent 13 year old black teenager is charged with manslaughter for the death of his older brother.

Writers
avatar for Elias Moreno

Elias Moreno

214-458-7055 Eliasmoreno21st@outlook.com

Producer
Director
avatar for Elias Moreno

Elias Moreno

214-458-7055 Eliasmoreno21st@outlook.com


Saturday August 31, 2019 5:45pm - 5:56pm CDT
Austin Convention Center, Screen 5 (Meeting Room 6b) 500 E Cesar Chavez St., Austin, TX 78701

5:51pm CDT

Beneath the Scar
Author, long-time educator, motivational speaker, Dr. Shelia Samone' Brown's book, Beneath the Scar: Rise to Healing, has been adapted as a screenplay, by Director Cynthia Reid Wills. Beneath the Scar: The Movie reveals the story of SAMANTHA NICOLE ALLEN (Nykol Harris), the beautiful Mississippi debutante and member of one of the town's most prominent families. SAMANTHA finds herself entangled in a trap of abuse at the hands of her college boyfriend, STEPHEN GRAY (Rocco C. Hill). In the midst of her own trials, SAMANTHA is awakened by the despair, tragedies, strength and resilience of others who endured abuse.

Writers
CR

Cynthia Reid Wills

I was born 11 days after the May 17, 1954, U.S. Supreme Court ruling that said school segregation was unconstitutional, Wills said. "Public integration of schools, water fountains and such is only about as old as I am."

Producer
Director
CR

Cynthia Reid Wills

I was born 11 days after the May 17, 1954, U.S. Supreme Court ruling that said school segregation was unconstitutional, Wills said. "Public integration of schools, water fountains and such is only about as old as I am."


Saturday August 31, 2019 5:51pm - 7:06pm CDT
Austin Convention Center, Screen 2 (Meeting Room 4c) 500 E Cesar Chavez St., Austin, TX 78701

5:56pm CDT

GOYAVE
Gregory is a 40-year-old béké, a European white descendant of colonists, lives with his dad Bernard, who is sick. As a béké among black people, Grégory tries to find his place in society in the island of Martinique (French Caribbean), when suddenly a general strike starts in February 2009.



Saturday August 31, 2019 5:56pm - 6:28pm CDT
Austin Convention Center, Screen 5 (Meeting Room 6b) 500 E Cesar Chavez St., Austin, TX 78701

6:00pm CDT

Red Carpet Arrivals/Networking
Saturday August 31, 2019 6:00pm - 7:00pm CDT
Austin Convention Center, Lobby of Ballrooms B&C 500 East Cesar Chavez Street, Austin, TX, USA

7:00pm CDT

Out of Omaha (Texas Premier)
Special Screening of OUT OF OMAHA with Darcell Trotter and Wayne Brown, the film’s subjects, along with the director.

From Director Clay Tweel and executive producer J Cole, OUT OF OMAHA traces 8 years in the coming-of-age journey of Darcell and Darrell Trotter, identical twin brothers from North Omaha.


Saturday August 31, 2019 7:00pm - 8:45pm CDT
Austin Convention Center, Ballrooms B & C 500 E Cesar Chavez St, Austin, TX 78701

8:45pm CDT

Out of Omaha Q&A
Q&A session with Darcell Trotter, Wayne Brown and director Clay Tweel.

Moderators
ZL

Zakiya Larry

Quest Media

Speakers


Saturday August 31, 2019 8:45pm - 9:30pm CDT
Austin Convention Center, Ballrooms B & C 500 E Cesar Chavez St, Austin, TX 78701

10:00pm CDT

CCBFF Party
Saturday August 31, 2019 10:00pm - Sunday September 1, 2019 1:00am CDT
TBA 500 E Cesar Chavez St., Austin, TX 78701
 
Sunday, September 1
 

9:00am CDT

Miracle Baby
A documentary centered on a baby's struggle for life as she overcomes a heart battle and even death. One Baby. One LIfe. One Miracle.


Sunday September 1, 2019 9:00am - 9:10am CDT
Austin Convention Center, Screen 3 (Meeting Room 5a) 500 E Cesar Chavez St., Austin, TX 78701

9:00am CDT

Power, Love, Karma Short Film
A Masculine police woman.who is dealing with the love of her future, another masculine woman, only to be confronted by the karma of her past.

Writers
avatar for Sophia Ellis

Sophia Ellis

Cinematographer/Director, Sophia L Ellis Production
I can't be a singular expression of myself. It's too many parts.

Producer
avatar for Sophia Ellis

Sophia Ellis

Cinematographer/Director, Sophia L Ellis Production
I can't be a singular expression of myself. It's too many parts.

Director
avatar for Sophia Ellis

Sophia Ellis

Cinematographer/Director, Sophia L Ellis Production
I can't be a singular expression of myself. It's too many parts.


Sunday September 1, 2019 9:00am - 9:27am CDT
Austin Convention Center, Screen 5 (Meeting Room 6b) 500 E Cesar Chavez St., Austin, TX 78701

9:00am CDT

OutCry
Outcry is a riveting documentary that looks at the pain and journey to healing that black, gay men are traveling in Houston as they define spirituality outside of religion. Soon to become a docu-series, it is a wonderful conversation starter around sexuality, HIV and mental health.

Writers
avatar for Ian L Haddock

Ian L Haddock

Executive Director, The Normal Anomaly Initiative
This is the first visual piece that I have had the opportunity to direct. It is amazing to do work that I think not only impacts me but many more that have some of the same intersections as me.

Producer
avatar for Ian L Haddock

Ian L Haddock

Executive Director, The Normal Anomaly Initiative
This is the first visual piece that I have had the opportunity to direct. It is amazing to do work that I think not only impacts me but many more that have some of the same intersections as me.

Director
avatar for Ian L Haddock

Ian L Haddock

Executive Director, The Normal Anomaly Initiative
This is the first visual piece that I have had the opportunity to direct. It is amazing to do work that I think not only impacts me but many more that have some of the same intersections as me.


Sunday September 1, 2019 9:00am - 9:34am CDT
Austin Convention Center, Screen 4 (Meeting Room 5c) 500 E Cesar Chavez St., Austin, TX 78701

9:00am CDT

BLACK MAN
A kaleidoscope of raw, riveting, and candid conversations with black men ages 21 to 91 about their lives, their loves, their losses, their America unlike we've seen on screen. A small town in Michigan is the backdrop for Black Man, but the stories are Any Town, USA.

Producer
Director
avatar for Jon Covington

Jon Covington

Director
I’m looking forward to being in Austin this weekend to screen my documentary, “BLACKMAN” Sunday at 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. screen 2 followed by Q&A. See the trailer and more info at BLACKMANfilm on Facebook or YouTube.


Sunday September 1, 2019 9:00am - 10:31am CDT
Austin Convention Center, Screen 2 (Meeting Room 4c) 500 E Cesar Chavez St., Austin, TX 78701

9:00am CDT

I Was Always Supposed to Be Here
A documentary featuring women, Blackness, and central Texas

Producer
Director

Sunday September 1, 2019 9:00am - 10:36am CDT
Austin Convention Center, Screen 1 (Meeting Room 4a) 500 E Cesar Chavez St., Austin, TX 78701

9:10am CDT

Deacon Brown's Daughters
Back in the day, green-eyed Stanley David Brown was a ladies man. Now hes God's man, and hes got a lot of cleaning up to do. But where does an absentee father start in the quest to get to know the children he abandoned? Will they give him a chance to make up for lost time?


Sunday September 1, 2019 9:10am - 10:55am CDT
Austin Convention Center, Screen 3 (Meeting Room 5a) 500 E Cesar Chavez St., Austin, TX 78701

9:27am CDT

South Central Love
In the unforgiving streets of Los Angeles, the story follows a couple who comes from two different worlds. But through their trials and tribulations, they realize their broken families assist in bringing them closer together. Throughout the movie, characters learn to trust their intuition in their own love and life story, especially Davonte. Many don't see his strength but he refuses to fall victim to the streets and learns forgiveness can help stop the cycle of gun violence. This film was created to encourage love within our city streets and to put an end to gang and gun violence. This is not your regular love story. South Central Love. The type of love money can't buy.


Sunday September 1, 2019 9:27am - 10:53am CDT
Austin Convention Center, Screen 5 (Meeting Room 6b) 500 E Cesar Chavez St., Austin, TX 78701

9:34am CDT

GUMBO
GUMBO is a documentary that further explains the details of gumbo including the basic components, its historical and cultural implications and the various types of gumbo. This film is told from the filmmakers point of view, fully investigate all theories of origin, and provide a variety of preparations and perspectives.

Chefs such as Leah Chase and Donald Link share their memories of gumbo and ingredients, and historians such as Dr. Jessica Harris and Dr. Hall explain the significance that geography and history play on gumbo.

Writers
AR

Alyssa Rachelle

AlyRac Films LLC

Producer
Director
AR

Alyssa Rachelle

AlyRac Films LLC


Sunday September 1, 2019 9:34am - 10:27am CDT
Austin Convention Center, Screen 4 (Meeting Room 5c) 500 E Cesar Chavez St., Austin, TX 78701

10:27am CDT

COLOR BLIND
A bi-racial black woman struggles with her journey to self discovery while trying to live up to her father's expectation.

Writers
Producer
Director

Sunday September 1, 2019 10:27am - 10:53am CDT
Austin Convention Center, Screen 4 (Meeting Room 5c) 500 E Cesar Chavez St., Austin, TX 78701

10:31am CDT

El Gato Negro: Prey
Based on the classic comic book, Francisco Guerrero has been training to become the new El Gato Negro, under the tutelage of his grandfather, the previous man to wear the mask of the famous Texas vigilante. Circumstances put an old friend in danger, and Francisco must find out if he's got what it takes to become the new hero of South Texas...

Writers
Producer
Director
avatar for Michael Moore

Michael Moore

Director, Kiai-Kick Films
My first film was an action film with an African-American hero. Now I tackle a Latino Superhero, one that I have written in comic book form. The time has come for a Latino Superhero to reach the big screen. A character kids can look up to, and allow an entire community to see themselves... Read More →


Sunday September 1, 2019 10:31am - 10:49am CDT
Austin Convention Center, Screen 2 (Meeting Room 4c) 500 E Cesar Chavez St., Austin, TX 78701

10:36am CDT

Cicatrix (20)
An amateur angel is sent from heaven to guide a modern day Samson, a loner who has lost faith in God. The unlikely duo are tasked with missions to seek out and save a mishmash of characters who are at the crossroads of their lives and all seem to be searching for love and acceptance in all the wrong places.

Writers
Producer
Director
avatar for Natalia Elizabeth

Natalia Elizabeth

Be Your Craft, CEO & Founder
From a young age, Natalia has been enthralled with the desire to inspire. With a larger than life story, an army veteran, motivational speaker, actress, filmmaker & the founder of Be Your Craft Inc., she has served her imagination well by diving head first into challenging opportunities... Read More →


Sunday September 1, 2019 10:36am - 11:04am CDT
Austin Convention Center, Screen 1 (Meeting Room 4a) 500 E Cesar Chavez St., Austin, TX 78701

10:49am CDT

Do G's Get to Go to Heaven? The Holy Hip Hopera
Do G's Get to Go to Heaven is the Hip-Hop retelling of the timeless Gospel story. A notorious criminal (Dee) chronicles testimonials and his own persnal encounter with Jesus of Nazareth over Hip-Hop beats. Stories from the scriptures are contemporized and reimagined as the hardened criminal fids himself questioning the possibility of salvation after a life of sin. Ultimately, Dee is crucified with Jesus and extended immediate grace and redemption.


Sunday September 1, 2019 10:49am - 11:54am CDT
Austin Convention Center, Screen 2 (Meeting Room 4c) 500 E Cesar Chavez St., Austin, TX 78701

10:53am CDT

MARKED
It's the 21st century, and Henry carries marks of the culture of the Nigerian Yoruba people on his face. Remembering vividly the teasing from schoolmates while growing up, he goes to Oyo town to find out what is left of this almost-extinct tradition of tribal marks.

Writers
Producer
Director

Sunday September 1, 2019 10:53am - 11:23am CDT
Austin Convention Center, Screen 5 (Meeting Room 6b) 500 E Cesar Chavez St., Austin, TX 78701

10:53am CDT

Catch Me Before I Fall
This film is about a single mother raising five children. This film focuses on the struggles and the happy times.

Writers
DB

D'Shaun Booker

I hope all viewers enjoy the film.

Producer
Director
DB

D'Shaun Booker

I hope all viewers enjoy the film.


Sunday September 1, 2019 10:53am - 11:24am CDT
Austin Convention Center, Screen 4 (Meeting Room 5c) 500 E Cesar Chavez St., Austin, TX 78701

10:55am CDT

Before We Wrap
Before We Wrap is a late night talk show that embodies the aesthetic and energy of 90's urban radio, recalibrated for a millennial audience. The show nurtures an environment that is at once both empowering and tranquilizing for women and people of color. This lifestyle series features candid discussions on issues of race, gender, identity, health and wellbeing. Guests engage in critical discourse while the host provides satirical commentary on evergreen cultural issues. Musical guests are also at hand introducing viewers to new rhythms like a soothing balm at the end of a long night.

Wrapping your hair at night is a black female tradition. Listening to the sounds of RnB and soul over late night radio is an urban tradition. Before We Wrap combines these uniquely black, female, and urban rituals, to extract universally relatable themes and create a stimulating and thoughtful entertaining experience.

Producer
Director

Sunday September 1, 2019 10:55am - 11:26am CDT
Austin Convention Center, Screen 3 (Meeting Room 5a) 500 E Cesar Chavez St., Austin, TX 78701

11:04am CDT

ILU AMERICA (Land of America)
This is an indigenous emotional classic Reality story of an immigrants ordeal and its survival, Ade a well to do young man heads for greener pastures from Nigeria To America. As he arrives America things begin to go wrong. His Taught betrayed him and his misinformed intention went wrong as all effort proves Abortive. he had to face the ordeal of life as he struggles for Survival, and hoping for better future, as nature has to Decide his fate.

Ilu America is an African foreign language movie filled with suspense, intrigues, emotions, love and Action fully Subtitled in English.

A Taiwo Oduala Film.

(C) 2019.

Writers
Producer
avatar for Taiwo Oduala

Taiwo Oduala

CEO/ Director, ODUATAJ productions and entertainment inc
Doing a great and fantastic job been a nigerian born film maker, making movies for over 2 decade, back from Africa, Europe, a United Kingdom and now in USA. A BFI (British film institute) and ZAFAA award winner. An alumni of COLORADO film school. CEO /Director of ODUATAJ Productions... Read More →

Director
avatar for Taiwo Oduala

Taiwo Oduala

CEO/ Director, ODUATAJ productions and entertainment inc
Doing a great and fantastic job been a nigerian born film maker, making movies for over 2 decade, back from Africa, Europe, a United Kingdom and now in USA. A BFI (British film institute) and ZAFAA award winner. An alumni of COLORADO film school. CEO /Director of ODUATAJ Productions... Read More →


Sunday September 1, 2019 11:04am - 12:59pm CDT
Austin Convention Center, Screen 1 (Meeting Room 4a) 500 E Cesar Chavez St., Austin, TX 78701

11:23am CDT

Mezzo Piano
A hard of hearing violinist attempts to communicate with a female vocalist.

Writers
Producer
Director

Sunday September 1, 2019 11:23am - 11:36am CDT
Austin Convention Center, Screen 5 (Meeting Room 6b) 500 E Cesar Chavez St., Austin, TX 78701

11:24am CDT

The Masked 4
The Masked 4 are on their last mission to steal a big batch of drugs from Drug Kingpin Ian in hopes to sell them in order to live the lives that they've always wanted.

Writers
RA

Richeler Aladin

Writer, Director of The Masked 4.

Producer
Director
RA

Richeler Aladin

Writer, Director of The Masked 4.


Sunday September 1, 2019 11:24am - 12:01pm CDT
Austin Convention Center, Screen 4 (Meeting Room 5c) 500 E Cesar Chavez St., Austin, TX 78701

11:26am CDT

Let Your Spirit Flow
The Let Your Spirit Flow video aims to inspire unity and mutual respect throughout humanity through the healing power of music. It is based on Roy H. Howard, Jr.'s composition, Let Your Spirit Flow, which was inspired by the commonality of the human experiences rather than differences.

The idea behind this project is to facilitate a conscious movement of positivity worldwide that will challenge all people to elevate justice, love, and acceptance.


Sunday September 1, 2019 11:26am - 11:38am CDT
Austin Convention Center, Screen 3 (Meeting Room 5a) 500 E Cesar Chavez St., Austin, TX 78701

11:36am CDT

In Deferment
Percival, a graffiti writer and art graduate neglects his student loans so long his deferment expires, and Sallie a college debt collector confronts him about it.

Writers
Producer
Director
avatar for Khadif

Khadif "Kadeef" Sanders

I have many goals and interests, but I feel that it is my life's purpose to use narrative film making to explore complex issues in society. The goal of my art isn't to provide the answer to these problems, but to facilitate a conversation for people with differing viewpoints.


Sunday September 1, 2019 11:36am - 11:54am CDT
Austin Convention Center, Screen 5 (Meeting Room 6b) 500 E Cesar Chavez St., Austin, TX 78701

11:38am CDT

Breathe
Rachel wakes up and quickly realizes something is wrong

Writers
avatar for Luis Gilberto  Vazquez

Luis Gilberto Vazquez

Director|Producer, Sojourn Productions
Lüiis Hulé and Neha Hulé direct and produce short films while balancing day jobs in Dallas, Texas. Hulé hopes to create art which entertains, engages, and captivates each individual audience member by crafting visceral narratives. Lüiis admires filmmakers such as Paul Thomas... Read More →

Producer
Director
avatar for Luis Gilberto  Vazquez

Luis Gilberto Vazquez

Director|Producer, Sojourn Productions
Lüiis Hulé and Neha Hulé direct and produce short films while balancing day jobs in Dallas, Texas. Hulé hopes to create art which entertains, engages, and captivates each individual audience member by crafting visceral narratives. Lüiis admires filmmakers such as Paul Thomas... Read More →


Sunday September 1, 2019 11:38am - 11:46am CDT
Austin Convention Center, Screen 3 (Meeting Room 5a) 500 E Cesar Chavez St., Austin, TX 78701

11:46am CDT

SnapShot
SnapShot is a futuristic showing of a patroller's unwarranted call to police and its unexpected boomerang effect. Whether her motivation was bias or mischief, it is a glimpse of how a woman’s poor choices — one SnapShot of her life — alters it forever.

Writers
avatar for Semone Brown

Semone Brown

Writer I Director I Producer
Building dystopian or alternate reality worlds with contemporary global themes is the aesthetic perspective of writer/director/producer, Semone Brown. She is current working on the the first installment of a futuristic narrative series while working on film studies.

Producer
avatar for Semone Brown

Semone Brown

Writer I Director I Producer
Building dystopian or alternate reality worlds with contemporary global themes is the aesthetic perspective of writer/director/producer, Semone Brown. She is current working on the the first installment of a futuristic narrative series while working on film studies.

Director
avatar for Semone Brown

Semone Brown

Writer I Director I Producer
Building dystopian or alternate reality worlds with contemporary global themes is the aesthetic perspective of writer/director/producer, Semone Brown. She is current working on the the first installment of a futuristic narrative series while working on film studies.


Sunday September 1, 2019 11:46am - 12:01pm CDT
Austin Convention Center, Screen 3 (Meeting Room 5a) 500 E Cesar Chavez St., Austin, TX 78701

11:54am CDT

Know Me So Well
When a Londoner Brooklyn-dweller woman in her late-twenties, realizes her relationship has run its course she must decide to follow her gut or explore a new romance, which sends her on a journey of self-love, regret and heartbreaking consequences.

Writers
SN

Starr Nathan

Sharing stories with one another help us feel less alone.

Producer
Director
SN

Starr Nathan

Sharing stories with one another help us feel less alone.


Sunday September 1, 2019 11:54am - 12:07pm CDT
Austin Convention Center, Screen 2 (Meeting Room 4c) 500 E Cesar Chavez St., Austin, TX 78701

11:54am CDT

The Sweetest Land
After the gunshots, in urban America, trauma pagers will sound, mothers will scream and the lives of too many that matter, will forever change. Yet according to evidence, much of this was entirely preventable. Welcome to Hartford, Connecticut. Known as one of America's most violent cities, it is similar to other struggling areas across the country. However, beyond the bloodshed and bullets, every year brings a new chance to save lives, advance youth and improve a community. . There are political speeches, millions spent and community promises made. But when the soundbites fade and the violence continues, who actually shows up?

As seen through the midnight surgeons, the victims of violence, the beat cops and prevention organizations, THE SWEETEST LAND investigates the real story of violence, prevention and politics, where complacency can no longer be an option. Lives can matter


Sunday September 1, 2019 11:54am - 1:06pm CDT
Austin Convention Center, Screen 5 (Meeting Room 6b) 500 E Cesar Chavez St., Austin, TX 78701

12:01pm CDT

Working Relations
When go-getter Harry sees an opportunity for a promotion, he will let nothing get in his way. Little did he know, that in order to climb the food chain, he'll have to work side by side with the 'Ice Queen' Autumn.

Writers
avatar for Nicole “Soul” Creary

Nicole “Soul” Creary

CEO, SoulFire Edutainment
I am "Soul" a New Yorker from the Bronx and longtime resident of Brooklyn. I spent most of my career working in schools supporting youth as a Social Worker and an Assistant Principal. Now, I am educating and supporting youth and adults through visual storytelling. I am a Director... Read More →

Producer
Director

Sunday September 1, 2019 12:01pm - 12:17pm CDT
Austin Convention Center, Screen 3 (Meeting Room 5a) 500 E Cesar Chavez St., Austin, TX 78701

12:01pm CDT

Tough Love Show
The Story of how I went Viral trying to reach my son!

Writers
avatar for Tommy Tucker II

Tommy Tucker II

Producer, Graffiti Network llc
This project was made to INSPIRE! We believe that by sharing our journey through the ups, downs and ups again of life, we will break the curse that's plaguing father/son relationships in the world. Our story is 100% true! It shows you how our very normal relationship caught the worlds... Read More →

Producer
avatar for Tommy Tucker II

Tommy Tucker II

Producer, Graffiti Network llc
This project was made to INSPIRE! We believe that by sharing our journey through the ups, downs and ups again of life, we will break the curse that's plaguing father/son relationships in the world. Our story is 100% true! It shows you how our very normal relationship caught the worlds... Read More →

Director
avatar for Tommy Tucker II

Tommy Tucker II

Producer, Graffiti Network llc
This project was made to INSPIRE! We believe that by sharing our journey through the ups, downs and ups again of life, we will break the curse that's plaguing father/son relationships in the world. Our story is 100% true! It shows you how our very normal relationship caught the worlds... Read More →


Sunday September 1, 2019 12:01pm - 12:46pm CDT
Austin Convention Center, Screen 4 (Meeting Room 5c) 500 E Cesar Chavez St., Austin, TX 78701

12:07pm CDT

Single Life Dad?
A young man’s single life ends abruptly when his six year old son is abandoned in his care. He must decide if he will go back to living his single life or commit to being a single dad.

Writers
avatar for Nicole “Soul” Creary

Nicole “Soul” Creary

CEO, SoulFire Edutainment
I am "Soul" a New Yorker from the Bronx and longtime resident of Brooklyn. I spent most of my career working in schools supporting youth as a Social Worker and an Assistant Principal. Now, I am educating and supporting youth and adults through visual storytelling. I am a Director... Read More →

Producer
NS

Nicole "Soul" Creary

SoulFire Edutainment

Director
avatar for Nicole “Soul” Creary

Nicole “Soul” Creary

CEO, SoulFire Edutainment


Sunday September 1, 2019 12:07pm - 12:36pm CDT
Austin Convention Center, Screen 2 (Meeting Room 4c) 500 E Cesar Chavez St., Austin, TX 78701

12:15pm CDT

Black Woman Rising - The Next Generation of Who Are Up Next in the Industry
Meet talented creatives who are rising in the film industry. Be one of the first to preview their work and learn about their journey to the top.

Moderators
avatar for Elon Washington

Elon Washington

Development Manager, Monkeypaw Productions and Founder, Black Film Allegiance

Speakers
avatar for Munirah Jones

Munirah Jones

Junt Land
avatar for Tia Williams

Tia Williams

Gentrified
avatar for Tasha Edinburgh

Tasha Edinburgh

Take Back Your Crown



Sunday September 1, 2019 12:15pm - 1:45pm CDT
Austin Convention Center, Ballrooms B & C 500 E Cesar Chavez St, Austin, TX 78701

1:00pm CDT

Youth Monologue Contest - Powered by Spectrum Theatre Company
The Spectrum Theatre Company presents its 4th Annual Youth Monologue Contest. Each contestant will perform a 2-4 minute monologue of his or her choosing from a play or written work of their choice. Cash prizes will be awarded to top 3 winners in each category.


Sunday September 1, 2019 1:00pm - 5:00pm CDT
TBA 500 E Cesar Chavez St., Austin, TX 78701

2:00pm CDT

Textures & Tones - The Missing Piece in Hollywood
Earlier this year, Black actors throughout the industry began an online discussion about the lack of proper training among stylists and makeup artists in the film and television industry as it relates to styling Black talent. Their cries were heard across the globe and this panel is designed to educate talented Black hairstylists and MUAs on the opportunities that exist within the film industry. The discussion will feature Black women who have forged their way into Hollywood after joining IATSE and the IATSE Local 484 will discuss the path to join the union and the opportunities that exist throughout Oklahoma and TX.

Moderators
ZL

Zakiya Larry

Quest Media

Speakers
avatar for Tasha Edinburgh

Tasha Edinburgh

Take Back Your Crown
avatar for Nikki Bell

Nikki Bell

Dept. Lead and Hairstylist, IATSE Local 798 (Atlanta)
avatar for Laura King

Laura King

Business Manager IATSE Local 484



Sunday September 1, 2019 2:00pm - 3:00pm CDT
Austin Convention Center, Ballrooms B & C 500 E Cesar Chavez St, Austin, TX 78701

3:00pm CDT

Miracle Baby
A documentary centered on a baby's struggle for life as she overcomes a heart battle and even death. One Baby. One LIfe. One Miracle.


Sunday September 1, 2019 3:00pm - 3:10pm CDT
Austin Convention Center, Screen 3 (Meeting Room 5a) 500 E Cesar Chavez St., Austin, TX 78701

3:00pm CDT

Power, Love, Karma Short Film
A Masculine police woman.who is dealing with the love of her future, another masculine woman, only to be confronted by the karma of her past.

Writers
avatar for Sophia Ellis

Sophia Ellis

Cinematographer/Director, Sophia L Ellis Production
I can't be a singular expression of myself. It's too many parts.

Producer
avatar for Sophia Ellis

Sophia Ellis

Cinematographer/Director, Sophia L Ellis Production
I can't be a singular expression of myself. It's too many parts.

Director
avatar for Sophia Ellis

Sophia Ellis

Cinematographer/Director, Sophia L Ellis Production
I can't be a singular expression of myself. It's too many parts.


Sunday September 1, 2019 3:00pm - 3:27pm CDT
Austin Convention Center, Screen 5 (Meeting Room 6b) 500 E Cesar Chavez St., Austin, TX 78701

3:00pm CDT

OutCry
Outcry is a riveting documentary that looks at the pain and journey to healing that black, gay men are traveling in Houston as they define spirituality outside of religion. Soon to become a docu-series, it is a wonderful conversation starter around sexuality, HIV and mental health.

Writers
avatar for Ian L Haddock

Ian L Haddock

Executive Director, The Normal Anomaly Initiative
This is the first visual piece that I have had the opportunity to direct. It is amazing to do work that I think not only impacts me but many more that have some of the same intersections as me.

Producer
avatar for Ian L Haddock

Ian L Haddock

Executive Director, The Normal Anomaly Initiative
This is the first visual piece that I have had the opportunity to direct. It is amazing to do work that I think not only impacts me but many more that have some of the same intersections as me.

Director
avatar for Ian L Haddock

Ian L Haddock

Executive Director, The Normal Anomaly Initiative
This is the first visual piece that I have had the opportunity to direct. It is amazing to do work that I think not only impacts me but many more that have some of the same intersections as me.


Sunday September 1, 2019 3:00pm - 3:34pm CDT
Austin Convention Center, Screen 4 (Meeting Room 5c) 500 E Cesar Chavez St., Austin, TX 78701

3:00pm CDT

Black Man
A kaleidoscope of raw, riveting, and candid conversations with black men ages 21 to 91 about their lives, their loves, their losses, their America unlike we've seen on screen. A small town in Michigan is the backdrop for Black Man, but the stories are Any Town, USA.

Producer
Director
avatar for Jon Covington

Jon Covington

Director
I’m looking forward to being in Austin this weekend to screen my documentary, “BLACKMAN” Sunday at 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. screen 2 followed by Q&A. See the trailer and more info at BLACKMANfilm on Facebook or YouTube.


Sunday September 1, 2019 3:00pm - 4:31pm CDT
Austin Convention Center, Screen 2 (Meeting Room 4c) 500 E Cesar Chavez St., Austin, TX 78701

3:00pm CDT

I Was Always Supposed to Be Here
A documentary featuring women, Blackness, and central Texas

Producer
Director

Sunday September 1, 2019 3:00pm - 4:36pm CDT
Austin Convention Center, Screen 1 (Meeting Room 4a) 500 E Cesar Chavez St., Austin, TX 78701

3:10pm CDT

Deacon Brown's Daughters
Back in the day, green-eyed Stanley David Brown was a ladies man. Now hes God's man, and hes got a lot of cleaning up to do. But where does an absentee father start in the quest to get to know the children he abandoned? Will they give him a chance to make up for lost time?


Sunday September 1, 2019 3:10pm - 4:55pm CDT
Austin Convention Center, Screen 3 (Meeting Room 5a) 500 E Cesar Chavez St., Austin, TX 78701

3:27pm CDT

South Central Love
In the unforgiving streets of Los Angeles, the story follows a couple who comes from two different worlds. But through their trials and tribulations, they realize their broken families assist in bringing them closer together. Throughout the movie, characters learn to trust their intuition in their own love and life story, especially Davonte. Many don't see his strength but he refuses to fall victim to the streets and learns forgiveness can help stop the cycle of gun violence. This film was created to encourage love within our city streets and to put an end to gang and gun violence. This is not your regular love story. South Central Love. The type of love money can't buy.


Sunday September 1, 2019 3:27pm - 4:53pm CDT
Austin Convention Center, Screen 5 (Meeting Room 6b) 500 E Cesar Chavez St., Austin, TX 78701

3:34pm CDT

GUMBO
GUMBO is a documentary that further explains the details of gumbo including the basic components, its historical and cultural implications and the various types of gumbo. This film is told from the filmmakers point of view, fully investigate all theories of origin, and provide a variety of preparations and perspectives.

Chefs such as Leah Chase and Donald Link share their memories of gumbo and ingredients, and historians such as Dr. Jessica Harris and Dr. Hall explain the significance that geography and history play on gumbo.

Writers
AR

Alyssa Rachelle

AlyRac Films LLC

Producer
Director
AR

Alyssa Rachelle

AlyRac Films LLC


Sunday September 1, 2019 3:34pm - 4:27pm CDT
Austin Convention Center, Screen 4 (Meeting Room 5c) 500 E Cesar Chavez St., Austin, TX 78701

4:27pm CDT

COLOR BLIND
A bi-racial black woman struggles with her journey to self discovery while trying to live up to her father's expectation.

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Sunday September 1, 2019 4:27pm - 4:53pm CDT
Austin Convention Center, Screen 4 (Meeting Room 5c) 500 E Cesar Chavez St., Austin, TX 78701

4:31pm CDT

El Gato Negro: Prey
Based on the classic comic book, Francisco Guerrero has been training to become the new El Gato Negro, under the tutelage of his grandfather, the previous man to wear the mask of the famous Texas vigilante. Circumstances put an old friend in danger, and Francisco must find out if he's got what it takes to become the new hero of South Texas...

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Michael Moore

Director, Kiai-Kick Films
My first film was an action film with an African-American hero. Now I tackle a Latino Superhero, one that I have written in comic book form. The time has come for a Latino Superhero to reach the big screen. A character kids can look up to, and allow an entire community to see themselves... Read More →


Sunday September 1, 2019 4:31pm - 4:39pm CDT
Austin Convention Center, Screen 2 (Meeting Room 4c) 500 E Cesar Chavez St., Austin, TX 78701

4:36pm CDT

Cicatrix (20)
An amateur angel is sent from heaven to guide a modern day Samson, a loner who has lost faith in God. The unlikely duo are tasked with missions to seek out and save a mishmash of characters who are at the crossroads of their lives and all seem to be searching for love and acceptance in all the wrong places.


Sunday September 1, 2019 4:36pm - 5:04pm CDT
Austin Convention Center, Screen 1 (Meeting Room 4a) 500 E Cesar Chavez St., Austin, TX 78701

4:39pm CDT

Do G's Get to Go to Heaven? The Holy Hip Hopera
Do G's Get to Go to Heaven is the Hip-Hop retelling of the timeless Gospel story. A notorious criminal (Dee) chronicles testimonials and his own persnal encounter with Jesus of Nazareth over Hip-Hop beats. Stories from the scriptures are contemporized and reimagined as the hardened criminal fids himself questioning the possibility of salvation after a life of sin. Ultimately, Dee is crucified with Jesus and extended immediate grace and redemption.


Sunday September 1, 2019 4:39pm - 5:54pm CDT
Austin Convention Center, Screen 2 (Meeting Room 4c) 500 E Cesar Chavez St., Austin, TX 78701

4:53pm CDT

MARKED
It's the 21st century, and Henry carries marks of the culture of the Nigerian Yoruba people on his face. Remembering vividly the teasing from schoolmates while growing up, he goes to Oyo town to find out what is left of this almost-extinct tradition of tribal marks.

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Sunday September 1, 2019 4:53pm - 5:23pm CDT
Austin Convention Center, Screen 5 (Meeting Room 6b) 500 E Cesar Chavez St., Austin, TX 78701

4:53pm CDT

Catch Me Before I Fall
This film is about a single mother raising five children. This film focuses on the struggles and the happy times.

Writers
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D'Shaun Booker

I hope all viewers enjoy the film.

Producer
Director
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D'Shaun Booker

I hope all viewers enjoy the film.


Sunday September 1, 2019 4:53pm - 5:24pm CDT
Austin Convention Center, Screen 4 (Meeting Room 5c) 500 E Cesar Chavez St., Austin, TX 78701

4:55pm CDT

Before We Wrap
Before We Wrap is a late night talk show that embodies the aesthetic and energy of 90's urban radio, recalibrated for a millennial audience. The show nurtures an environment that is at once both empowering and tranquilizing for women and people of color. This lifestyle series features candid discussions on issues of race, gender, identity, health and wellbeing. Guests engage in critical discourse while the host provides satirical commentary on evergreen cultural issues. Musical guests are also at hand introducing viewers to new rhythms like a soothing balm at the end of a long night.

Wrapping your hair at night is a black female tradition. Listening to the sounds of RnB and soul over late night radio is an urban tradition. Before We Wrap combines these uniquely black, female, and urban rituals, to extract universally relatable themes and create a stimulating and thoughtful entertaining experience.

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Sunday September 1, 2019 4:55pm - 5:26pm CDT
Austin Convention Center, Screen 3 (Meeting Room 5a) 500 E Cesar Chavez St., Austin, TX 78701

5:04pm CDT

ILU AMERICA (Land of America)
This is an indigenous emotional classic Reality story of an immigrants ordeal and its survival, Ade a well to do young man heads for greener pastures from Nigeria To America. As he arrives America things begin to go wrong. His Taught betrayed him and his misinformed intention went wrong as all effort proves Abortive. he had to face the ordeal of life as he struggles for Survival, and hoping for better future, as nature has to Decide his fate.

Ilu America is an African foreign language movie filled with suspense, intrigues, emotions, love and Action fully Subtitled in English.

A Taiwo Oduala Film.

(C) 2019.

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Producer
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Taiwo Oduala

CEO/ Director, ODUATAJ productions and entertainment inc
Doing a great and fantastic job been a nigerian born film maker, making movies for over 2 decade, back from Africa, Europe, a United Kingdom and now in USA. A BFI (British film institute) and ZAFAA award winner. An alumni of COLORADO film school. CEO /Director of ODUATAJ Productions... Read More →

Director
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Taiwo Oduala

CEO/ Director, ODUATAJ productions and entertainment inc
Doing a great and fantastic job been a nigerian born film maker, making movies for over 2 decade, back from Africa, Europe, a United Kingdom and now in USA. A BFI (British film institute) and ZAFAA award winner. An alumni of COLORADO film school. CEO /Director of ODUATAJ Productions... Read More →


Sunday September 1, 2019 5:04pm - 6:59pm CDT
Austin Convention Center, Screen 1 (Meeting Room 4a) 500 E Cesar Chavez St., Austin, TX 78701

5:23pm CDT

Mezzo Piano
A hard of hearing violinist attempts to communicate with a female vocalist.

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Sunday September 1, 2019 5:23pm - 5:36pm CDT
Austin Convention Center, Screen 5 (Meeting Room 6b) 500 E Cesar Chavez St., Austin, TX 78701

5:24pm CDT

The Masked 4
The Masked 4 are on their last mission to steal a big batch of drugs from Drug Kingpin Ian in hopes to sell them in order to live the lives that they've always wanted.

Writers
RA

Richeler Aladin

Writer, Director of The Masked 4.

Producer
Director
RA

Richeler Aladin

Writer, Director of The Masked 4.


Sunday September 1, 2019 5:24pm - 6:01pm CDT
Austin Convention Center, Screen 4 (Meeting Room 5c) 500 E Cesar Chavez St., Austin, TX 78701

5:26pm CDT

Let Your Spirit Flow
The Let Your Spirit Flow video aims to inspire unity and mutual respect throughout humanity through the healing power of music. It is based on Roy H. Howard, Jr.'s composition, Let Your Spirit Flow, which was inspired by the commonality of the human experiences rather than differences.

The idea behind this project is to facilitate a conscious movement of positivity worldwide that will challenge all people to elevate justice, love, and acceptance.


Sunday September 1, 2019 5:26pm - 5:28pm CDT
Austin Convention Center, Screen 3 (Meeting Room 5a) 500 E Cesar Chavez St., Austin, TX 78701

5:28pm CDT

Breathe
Rachel wakes up and quickly realizes something is wrong

Writers
avatar for Luis Gilberto  Vazquez

Luis Gilberto Vazquez

Director|Producer, Sojourn Productions
Lüiis Hulé and Neha Hulé direct and produce short films while balancing day jobs in Dallas, Texas. Hulé hopes to create art which entertains, engages, and captivates each individual audience member by crafting visceral narratives. Lüiis admires filmmakers such as Paul Thomas... Read More →

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Director
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Luis Gilberto Vazquez

Director|Producer, Sojourn Productions
Lüiis Hulé and Neha Hulé direct and produce short films while balancing day jobs in Dallas, Texas. Hulé hopes to create art which entertains, engages, and captivates each individual audience member by crafting visceral narratives. Lüiis admires filmmakers such as Paul Thomas... Read More →


Sunday September 1, 2019 5:28pm - 5:46pm CDT
Austin Convention Center, Screen 3 (Meeting Room 5a) 500 E Cesar Chavez St., Austin, TX 78701

5:36pm CDT

In Deferment
Percival, a graffiti writer and art graduate neglects his student loans so long his deferment expires, and Sallie a college debt collector confronts him about it.

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Producer
Director
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Khadif "Kadeef" Sanders

I have many goals and interests, but I feel that it is my life's purpose to use narrative film making to explore complex issues in society. The goal of my art isn't to provide the answer to these problems, but to facilitate a conversation for people with differing viewpoints.


Sunday September 1, 2019 5:36pm - 5:54pm CDT
Austin Convention Center, Screen 5 (Meeting Room 6b) 500 E Cesar Chavez St., Austin, TX 78701

5:46pm CDT

SnapShot
SnapShot is a futuristic showing of a patroller's unwarranted call to police and its unexpected boomerang effect. Whether her motivation was bias or mischief, it is a glimpse of how a woman’s poor choices — one SnapShot of her life — alters it forever.

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Semone Brown

Writer I Director I Producer
Building dystopian or alternate reality worlds with contemporary global themes is the aesthetic perspective of writer/director/producer, Semone Brown. She is current working on the the first installment of a futuristic narrative series while working on film studies.

Producer
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Semone Brown

Writer I Director I Producer
Building dystopian or alternate reality worlds with contemporary global themes is the aesthetic perspective of writer/director/producer, Semone Brown. She is current working on the the first installment of a futuristic narrative series while working on film studies.

Director
avatar for Semone Brown

Semone Brown

Writer I Director I Producer
Building dystopian or alternate reality worlds with contemporary global themes is the aesthetic perspective of writer/director/producer, Semone Brown. She is current working on the the first installment of a futuristic narrative series while working on film studies.


Sunday September 1, 2019 5:46pm - 6:01pm CDT
Austin Convention Center, Screen 3 (Meeting Room 5a) 500 E Cesar Chavez St., Austin, TX 78701

5:54pm CDT

Know Me So Well
When a Londoner Brooklyn-dweller woman in her late-twenties, realizes her relationship has run its course she must decide to follow her gut or explore a new romance, which sends her on a journey of self-love, regret and heartbreaking consequences.

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Starr Nathan

Sharing stories with one another help us feel less alone.

Producer
Director
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Starr Nathan

Sharing stories with one another help us feel less alone.


Sunday September 1, 2019 5:54pm - 6:07pm CDT
Austin Convention Center, Screen 2 (Meeting Room 4c) 500 E Cesar Chavez St., Austin, TX 78701

5:54pm CDT

THE SWEETEST LAND
After the gunshots, in urban America, trauma pagers will sound, mothers will scream and the lives of too many that matter, will forever change. Yet according to evidence, much of this was entirely preventable. Welcome to Hartford, Connecticut. Known as one of America's most violent cities, it is similar to other struggling areas across the country. However, beyond the bloodshed and bullets, every year brings a new chance to save lives, advance youth and improve a community. . There are political speeches, millions spent and community promises made. But when the soundbites fade and the violence continues, who actually shows up?

As seen through the midnight surgeons, the victims of violence, the beat cops and prevention organizations, THE SWEETEST LAND investigates the real story of violence, prevention and politics, where complacency can no longer be an option. Lives can matter


Sunday September 1, 2019 5:54pm - 7:06pm CDT
Austin Convention Center, Screen 5 (Meeting Room 6b) 500 E Cesar Chavez St., Austin, TX 78701

6:01pm CDT

Working Relations
When go-getter Harry sees an opportunity for a promotion, he will let nothing get in his way. Little did he know, that in order to climb the food chain, he'll have to work side by side with the 'Ice Queen' Autumn.

Writers
avatar for Nicole “Soul” Creary

Nicole “Soul” Creary

CEO, SoulFire Edutainment
I am "Soul" a New Yorker from the Bronx and longtime resident of Brooklyn. I spent most of my career working in schools supporting youth as a Social Worker and an Assistant Principal. Now, I am educating and supporting youth and adults through visual storytelling. I am a Director... Read More →

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Director

Sunday September 1, 2019 6:01pm - 6:17pm CDT
Austin Convention Center, Screen 3 (Meeting Room 5a) 500 E Cesar Chavez St., Austin, TX 78701

6:01pm CDT

Tough Love Show
The Story of how I went Viral trying to reach my son!

Writers
avatar for Tommy Tucker II

Tommy Tucker II

Producer, Graffiti Network llc
This project was made to INSPIRE! We believe that by sharing our journey through the ups, downs and ups again of life, we will break the curse that's plaguing father/son relationships in the world. Our story is 100% true! It shows you how our very normal relationship caught the worlds... Read More →

Producer
avatar for Tommy Tucker II

Tommy Tucker II

Producer, Graffiti Network llc
This project was made to INSPIRE! We believe that by sharing our journey through the ups, downs and ups again of life, we will break the curse that's plaguing father/son relationships in the world. Our story is 100% true! It shows you how our very normal relationship caught the worlds... Read More →

Director
avatar for Tommy Tucker II

Tommy Tucker II

Producer, Graffiti Network llc
This project was made to INSPIRE! We believe that by sharing our journey through the ups, downs and ups again of life, we will break the curse that's plaguing father/son relationships in the world. Our story is 100% true! It shows you how our very normal relationship caught the worlds... Read More →


Sunday September 1, 2019 6:01pm - 6:45pm CDT
Austin Convention Center, Screen 4 (Meeting Room 5c) 500 E Cesar Chavez St., Austin, TX 78701

6:07pm CDT

Single Life Dad?
A young man’s single life ends abruptly when his six year old son is abandoned in his care. He must decide if he will go back to living his single life or commit to being a single dad.

Writers
avatar for Nicole “Soul” Creary

Nicole “Soul” Creary

CEO, SoulFire Edutainment
I am "Soul" a New Yorker from the Bronx and longtime resident of Brooklyn. I spent most of my career working in schools supporting youth as a Social Worker and an Assistant Principal. Now, I am educating and supporting youth and adults through visual storytelling. I am a Director... Read More →

Producer
NS

Nicole "Soul" Creary

SoulFire Edutainment

Director
avatar for Nicole “Soul” Creary

Nicole “Soul” Creary

CEO, SoulFire Edutainment


Sunday September 1, 2019 6:07pm - 6:36pm CDT
Austin Convention Center, Screen 2 (Meeting Room 4c) 500 E Cesar Chavez St., Austin, TX 78701

7:00pm CDT

Last Night A "DJ Saved My Life"
Speakers


Sunday September 1, 2019 7:00pm - 8:12pm CDT
Austin Convention Center, Ballrooms B & C 500 E Cesar Chavez St, Austin, TX 78701

8:13pm CDT

Last Night A "DJ Saved My Life" Q&A
Moderators
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Zakiya Larry

Quest Media

Speakers

Sunday September 1, 2019 8:13pm - 9:00pm CDT
Austin Convention Center, Ballrooms B & C 500 E Cesar Chavez St, Austin, TX 78701

9:00pm CDT

Closing Night & Awards Presentation
Sunday September 1, 2019 9:00pm - 10:00pm CDT
Austin Convention Center, Ballrooms B & C 500 E Cesar Chavez St, Austin, TX 78701

11:00pm CDT

CCBFF Closing Party
Sunday September 1, 2019 11:00pm - Monday September 2, 2019 2:00am CDT
TBA 500 E Cesar Chavez St., Austin, TX 78701